A brief history of ancient India -- How did Harappan and Vedic culture give rise to Hinduism? -- How did Alexander's invasion of India alter Indian culture? -- How did foreign invasions give rise to India's largest empire? -- How did an Indian ruler cause Buddhism to spread to other lands?
One of the four cradles of civilization, ancient India supported a thriving civilization that featured a network of cities carefully laid out in ordered grid patterns. Through thoughtful narrative supported by fully documented quotes this title begins with A Brief History of Ancient India and then examines these questions: What Part Did India s Early Cultures Play in the Birth of Hinduism? How Did Alexander s Invasion of India Alter Indian Culture? How Did Foreign Invasions Give Rise to India s Largest Empire? How Did One Indian Ruler Help Transform Buddhism into a World Religion?